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  1. Member stretchweider's Avatar
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    My problem is:
    I've authored a DVD in DVD Studio Pro, the size is 9GB, I then burnt this to a single layer DVD with Toast 10 using fit to DVD compression,
    the client now wants me to add a few PDF's to the disc, so that when they open the disc from the desktop they can access the PDF's,
    I've tried adding the PDF's to the Disc's root folder,so they sit alongside the AUDIO & VIDEO_TS folders, then dragging the folder to Toast's Data tab >DVD-ROM and making a disc image from this,
    I then mounted the image and used Toast's Copy tab > Image file (with Fit to DVD compression) to burn to a single layer DVD,
    problem is the burnt disc does not include the PDF's when i open up the mounted disc on the desktop,
    I understand that if my DVD came in at under 4GB I could just add the content and burn, but I don't know of any apps outside of Toast that will re-compress to fit,
    Any ideas?

    I have DVD Studio Pro 4, Toast 10, Burn, LiquidCD and DVD2OneX
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    Just make an extra folder called DATA and place it alongside the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders. See if there is a way to customize the output size...making it a bit smaller.
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    Toast will throw out the DATA folders when doing the Fit to Recompression.
    This has been a long standing "bug" since the days of Toast 8
    (i'm sure I've posted about this before, but I haven't had my morning cup of joe)

    The trick is to do this in the following order. You use for the compression DVD2ONEX,
    becasue on the recompression step, it is easier.
    You then use Toast just for the burning to Disc:

    (using DVD2ONeX)

    1. Open DVD2ONEX

    2. Select the 9GB Authored DVD from DVDSP4, select it's Video_TS folder

    3. Set recompression to Custom, input 4220 in the size field
    Select all appropriate audio, subs, etc.
    Click and set Output as "File Set", not "image" or "Burn".
    Click "OK" to re-author/compress.

    4. When done, perform a "Get Info" on the newly created Authored DVD.
    It should be about 4.12 GBs. ( if not, then there is an errant file ( either audio,
    or video on a sub menu, or perhaps an "extra" of video that didn't re-compress correctly.
    You may have to go back to DVSDSP to fix that)
    Now, with that checked, Open the newly created Authored DVD.

    5. Add Data folder of PDFs ( make sure they do not exceed 1.1GB in total data, if so, go to Acrobat Professional,
    and recreate the PDFs, using its Compress PDF feature) to the newly created Authored DVD.
    Close the folder. Check size using Get Info. If it doesn't exceed 4.33GB you are good to go.

    6. Open Toast, select DATA, select DVD-Rom (UDF) and drag and drop newly created Authored DVD w/data folder to window.
    Click Burn. Insert Blank, click Ok.
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    Terry J,
    I did see your thread about the bug with Toast whilst researching how to fix this,
    as always, your advice is sound and I now have a disc with pdf's included for the client,
    thanks very much
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    I'd use DVDShrink to shrink to a single layer - less the MB needed for the .pdf's and folder - using manual compression settings; to a hard disc folder.

    Then, "copy to folder" create the DATA folder under the DVD folder (with the Video_TS and Audio_TS folders).

    Then burn with imgburn in folder mode.
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    @: stretchweider: you r always welcome my friend. Glad I could help.

    @ classfour: Good tip, unfortunately, this is the mac forum, and DVD Shrink doesn't work on the mac.
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    OOOoooopppppsssss.

    Unless stretchweider wants to go PC......

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  8. Thank you Terry J for your advice. It worked perfectly!
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